Tando Composites

Derby Building Products announced its Tando division has been renamed Tando Composites, a move the company said pays tribute to “its state-of-the-art composite technology.” Tando Composites offers two exterior cladding solutions: Beach House Shake and TandoStone.

“Updating the brand’s name to Tando Composites reflects decades of manufacturing development that is revolutionizing the exterior cladding category,” Ralph Bruno, CEO of Derby Building Products, said. “Just as we did with Trex decking, we have taken a consumer-focused approach for our Beach House Shake brand while taking a more trade-focused approach as when AZEK Trim was launched. When homeowners at a condo development in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, tell me their visitors believe the Beach House Shake is natural cedar shingles, I know we are on our way. Likewise, we have top exterior remodelers switching from stone veneer to TandoStone and commenting they now have a stone product that installs as quickly and easily as traditional siding.”

Beach House Shake replicates cedar’s natural color variations, saw cuts, and grain patterns. The product is available in four shades that resemble fresh-cut Eastern white, fresh-cut Western red, bleach oil shingles, or deeply weathered Eastern white cedar. According to Tando Composites, Beach House Shake will not discolor for the lifetime of a house. The product holds a Notice of Approval from Miami-Dade County for use in High-Velocity Hurricane Zones and installs with 80% fewer fasteners than individual cedar shingles.

TandoStone delivers the look and feel of stone and is available in the Stacked Stone and Creek Ledgestone profile. The manufacturer said it can be installed “in a fraction of the time” compared to natural stone or stone veneer.